Category Archives: Estate Planning

The Internet is changing how people mourn. Is it possible that in the future we will be able to plan our own digital funerals? If you are a frequent user of Facebook or Twitter, then you have undoubtedly noticed that whenever a well-liked celebrity passes away the social media sites are flooded with an outpouring […]

It is no secret that many millennials are beginning their careers with large amounts of debt. Many of them are making the mistake of waiting to save for retirement until their debts are paid off. Before they even start their professional lives many in the millennial generation are saddled with student loan and credit card […]

The number of Americans living to see their 100th birthday is on the rise. It is not easy to pay for that many years of retirement.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans who lived to be 100 years old increased by 44% between 2000 and 2014. Nevertheless, the […]

When you don’t know where else to turn, look to the facts. Cold, hard, unflinching facts and statistics. As long as you understand the details behind the statistics and agree with the methods used, they can give you great insight into a situation. So today, we’re delving into some estate planning statistics that reveal how Americans […]

If your spouse passed away in the last three years, the IRS is offering a potential estate tax break for your estate. However, you need to act quickly if you want to take advantage of it. One of the newer and better provisions in tax law is that you can take advantage of any portion […]

Probate: it’s costly, lengthy, taxing, and, thankfully, avoidable. Although no one likes to think about their death, it’s important that you consider what will someday happen to your assets before that fateful day occurs. The probate procedure, in which debts are paid, paperwork is filed, and assets are distributed to beneficiaries, is an important part of […]

An estate plan is not a one-time, in-and-out procedure. The documents that make up your estate plan will significantly impact your life, your family, and your property after your death. To ensure everything occurs as you hope, it is vital you take the time to periodically review and update your estate plan. If you aren’t sure when to […]

As you begin navigating the waters of estate planning, you will hear the term probate mentioned frequently. In fact, you may even be warned of it, as though it’s something dreadful that should be avoided at all costs. Work hard, plan ahead, take this route, not that route, all so that you can avoid probate. […]